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Let’s put an end to the New Jim Crow

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[leadplayer_vid id=”539F75845CC89″]   Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons have gathered a coalition of supporters from various walks of life to stand together to correct the serious injustices of the prison industrial complex.  Rehabilitation and even punishment are acceptable in themselves, but when a nation builds an entire economy around the unjust incarceration of millions of its citizens, that nation is serving as a tool for its own demise.  Families…

President Obama Says Black Men No Longer Have Excuses

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Morehouse College was lucky to have President Barack Obama speak at the 129th Commencement ceremony yesterday. During his speech the President made it a point to address all black men. Sunday President Obama told the graduating class at Morehouse College, the country’s pre-eminent historically black college, there is “no time for excuses” for this generation of African-American men reports USA TODAY. The President continued by let the young men know that…

Father and Son Both Graduate From Morehouse College Together

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Typically teenagers feel that their parents or the most embarrassing people ever and can’t wait to go off and explore the college life and become their own person. So, how what you feel if your father came to you to inform you that he would be joining you at college? You would think it is definitely a joke, right?! Well this was no joke for Dorian Joyner Jr. when his…

Morehouse to Teach Class on Gay/Lesbian History

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A few years ago, there was outrage over an article called “The Mean Girls of Morehouse,” which highlighted a subculture that some don’t associate with an all-male institution.  The rise of President Barack Obama and his push for gay rights, even without mentioning African Americans, has led to an increased awareness of gay culture within the black community.  Some accept the changes and some continue to fight them. Morehouse College,…